It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
In the last few years Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
have emerged as a transforming element in language teaching and learning
and have become an integral part of many courses of English for
professional and academic purposes (ESP). This collection brings together
contributions from ESP teachers, who provide an account of educational
experiences involving ICTs and share their practices, successes, failures
and reflections. Most papers in the volume report on blended learning
experiences, where teachers use either Course Management Systems like WebCT
or Moodle, or online learning environments created by themselves.
The contributions give ideas on how to develop pedagogically sound online
language learning materials. Additionally, they discuss issues related to
online language pedagogy and promote the development of online learning.
María José Luzón: Learning Academic and Professional English Online:
Integrating Technology, Language Learning and Disciplinary Knowledge - Ruth
Trinder: The Potential of Blended Learning Environments in Terms of
Beneficial Language Learning Conditions - Elisabet Arnó Macià/Carmen Rueda
Ramos/Antonia Soler Cervera: Designing a Virtual Learning Environment for
EAP Students: Quantum LEAP (Learning English for Academic Purposes) - Ana
Gimeno Sanz: Online Courseware Design and Delivery: The Ingenio Authoring
System - Mª Luisa Carrió Pastor: Enhancing Learner-Teacher Collaboration
through the Use of Online Activities - Mª Camino Bueno Alastuey: Using
WebCT in a Course of English for Academic/Specific Purposes: The Case of
English for Agriculture - Antonella Elia: Can a Collaborative WiKi Weblish
Dictionary Project Help Academic Writing of ICT Language Learners? -
Philippa Mungra: Online Delivery of a Writing Course: Description of a
Blended Language Course Integrated into Medicine - Jaroslaw Krajka:
Promoting Discovery Learning in English for Academic and Professional
Purposes: Implementing Concordancing Procedures in Online Courses.